PLANNING SYSTEM

Allplan Bridge, Construction, BIM

Allplan Bridge: Software supports use of BIM in bridge engineering

One year on from its first release, a host of new capabilities have been added to expand Allplan Bridge.
Historic Environment Scotland, planning policy,,

A new approach to managing the historic environment

Barbara Cummins, director of heritage at Historic Environment Scotland, discusses the new planning policy for Scotland.
Powerproject XV

Powerproject XV to deliver confidence in project schedules

Elecosoft has released the highly anticipated Powerproject XV, designed for use by planners and project managers across the whole spectrum of the planning and construction management sector.
Purfleet regeneration,

Outline planning for Purfleet regeneration gets the green light

The Purfleet regeneration scheme has received outline planning permission after Thurrock Council’s planning committee give the development the green light.
Guinness Partnership, Hunslet Road, Leeds,

Guinness to build largest ever housing scheme in Leeds

The Guinness Partnership has acquired a 928 home site, the biggest in its history, at Hunslet Road near Leeds Dock.
Permitted development, labour party, affordable housing,

Labour says it will scrap permitted development rule

The Labour Party has said it would scrap a government scheme that allows commercial and residential buildings to be transformed into homes without planning permission.
Loch Lomond,

Plans unveiled for £30m tourist development at Loch Lomond

Plans for a new £30m tourist development at Loch Lomond have been unveiled by Flamingo Land Limited and Scottish Enterprise.
regeneration scheme, Boots Island,

Plans approved to transform Boots Island site in Nottingham

Outline plans to transform the former Boots Island site in Nottingham have been given the nod, as the city is set to create “possibly the biggest regeneration scheme in the UK”.
North Street Quarter, planning application,

Planning application approved for North Street Quarter

The North Street Quarter development in Lewes has taken a step forward, as detailed plans for the landscape and appearance of phases 2 and 3 were approved by the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA).
Planning policy

Scotland’s Historic Environment launches new planning policy

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) published its new Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS) which will be used by decision-makers in Scotland, the new planning policy will take effect from 1 May.
The Tulip Project, planning permission,

City of London committee gives Tulip Tower the nod

The City of London's Planning and Transportation Committee has granted planning permission for the construction of The Tulip.
Whitlawburn, new homes, CCG,

Plans submitted for 330 new homes in Whitlawburn

Plans have been submitted by CCG (Scotland) Ltd to build 330 homes in Whitlawburn as part of a £42m housing-led regeneration.
planning consultancy, WSP, Indigo planning,

WSP to acquire planning consultancy

WSP has revealed its intent to acquire Indigo Planning Ltd as part of its aim to become the top planning consultancy in the UK.
Climate resilience policy

Liverpool to develop climate resilience planning policy

The RTPI is working with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to develop a climate resilience policy for the city region’s 1.6 million residents.

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